Arizona Cardinals assistant Sean Coogler fired after Mexico incident

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have fired offensive line coach and run game coordinator Sean Coogler.

The Cardinals have yet to confirm Coogler’s firing, but the coach’s name was no longer listed on the team’s website Tuesday. Coach Cliff Kingsbury told the Arizona Republic that Coogler was fired for an incident Sunday night in Mexico City, a day after the team’s 38-10 loss to San Francisco at the Aztec Stadium 49ers.

Kingsbury said Coogler was sent home before Monday morning’s game. The coach did not elaborate on what led to the dismissal.

Coogler, 56, has been with Kingsbury since 2019 and was UTEP’s head coach from 2013 to 2017. He was popular among players and Kingsbury often praised his work.

The Cardinals are 4-7 this season, and offensive injuries have been one of the team’s many problems. Four of the five starters missed Monday night’s game with various ailments.

Coogler is the second member of the Cardinals coaching staff to face disciplinary action this season. Running backs coach James Saxon was placed on administrative leave after being charged with two counts of domestic battery.

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